Really, the only effective way to gauge the doneness of your steak is with a fast and accurate digital thermometer. And with a thermometer as fast and accurate as the Thermapen® Mk4, you can actually get a reading on the thermal center of the steak (it’s coolest part) and be assured of consistent results every time. For safety, perishable foods must be held at proper cold temperatures to inhibit bacterial growth or cooked to temperatures high enough to kill harmful microorganisms. It is essential to use a food thermometer when cooking meat, poultry, and egg products to prevent undercooking, and consequently, prevent foodborne illness.

Can I use a regular thermometer for steak?

Using a meat thermometer is the best way to ensure safety and determine “doneness” of meat. Make sure your thermometer is designed for meat and poultry – not for candy or other foods. There are a few different types, but the easiest to use is the Instant-Read Thermometer.

Will a meat thermometer ruin a steak?

“You should never poke your steak with a thermometer probe, as it will just let out all the juices while you’re cooking!” … The idea that a steak, or any other cut of meat, is like a water balloon waiting to be popped seems a little preposterous on the face of it.

What kind of thermometer do you use for steak?

5 Best Meat Thermometers, Tested by Food Network KitchenBest Overall: Thermapen One.Runner-Up: ThermoWorks Classic Thermapen.Best Budget Buy: ThermoPro Meat Thermometer with Long Probe.Best Digital Probe: Taylor Digital Cooking Thermometer with Probe and Timer.Best for Serious Grilling: MEATER Thermometer.5 Best Meat Thermometers, Tested by Food Network Kitchen

How do you use a thermapen thermometer on a steak?

(Finding the Thermal Center) To temp a steak, simply insert the Thermapen probe tip into the steak from the top, avoiding bone. Push the Thermapen past where you think the center of the steak is. Pull the Thermapen back until you find the coolest temperature reading. This will be the steak’s thermal center.

How do you know when steak is done cooking?

When it comes to cooking meat, the best way to check for doneness is with a food thermometer. A perfectly-cooked steak is tender, juicy, and at least 140°F on the inside.

Why is it important to check the temperature of meat?

It’s particularly important to keep an eye on the temperature of meat to make sure it reaches the optimal temperature for consumption.

What temperature should steak be cooked?

A perfectly-cooked steak is tender, juicy, and at least 140°F on the inside. From handling to cooking to storage, food should always be kept at the right temperature in order to be safe to eat.